Please note: On Monday, December 12th, both offices will close at 3 pm.

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Pet End-of-Life Care & Cremation

See below to learn more about our pet end-of-life care & cremation.

End of Life and Cremation

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Palliative and end-of-life care helps prevent a pet’s suffering by managing pain, meeting nutritional needs, and making sure the pet is comfortable at home. This is particularly beneficial if your pet has been diagnosed with a terminal disease or has a chronic condition that causes pain and discomfort. If your pet has been diagnosed or has any of the following conditions: cognitive dysfunction/dementia, respiratory disease, urinary tract disease, mobility issues, osteoarthritis, cancer, gastrointestinal disease, or intervertebral disc disease, your pet will benefit from a palliative care consult. It can be hard to know when the time is right, and we believe the timing is very personal and different for each family. Our team is here to ensure that you have all the information and resources you need during your decision process. We offer quality of life exams to help assess your pet’s overall comfort and happiness and go over any concerns or questions you may have. We don’t want you to be alone at the end stages of a pet’s life and we promise to do everything we can to make it easier on you and your pet.

Every pet owner inevitably faces making that tough decision and our team is here to help you decide when euthanasia is the best decision. You are not alone, and we want to make this process as easy, gentle, and peaceful as possible. We offer cremation service options at Grantsburg Animal Hospital and Wild River Veterinary Clinic, or your pet may be taken home for burial.